Is it safe to exercise in the cold?

By: Tom McAleese, CPT, Nov 22, 2017
Stay fit, Diamond Fitness, Simcoe

Can I still exercise outside in the winter?

Yes, of course, just dress accordingly.

Layered clothing is best so that as you begin to warm up you can begin to remove outer layers to help cool you down.

Light gloves and a hat to cover the ears and top of the head may be a good idea as well to help retain heat. Clothing that is made of “wicking” type material is good to have as the bottom layer of clothing as this will help remove any excess moisture and keep you feeling dry and comfortable.

If out door fitness is your thing, go for it, do not let the weather stop you.

Tom McAleese is a Can-Fit Pro certified personal trainer since 2009 and Transportation Technology teacher since 1997. He is now the owner and operator of Diamond Fitness Personal Training in Simcoe, Ontario. Tom can be reached at: 519-410-2713 or

Tom is a Can-Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer. His life is dedicated to fitness and all aspects of a healthy lifestyle.  At 47 years of age, he has many years of experience in reaching personal performance goals.  As a client, he will assist you in reaching your maximum potential!

Tom is specializing in the following personal training:

weight loss
strength training
sports conditioning
cardio fitness

one-on-one or small group sessions in a private gym studio workout programs based on your home setup for long distance clients outdoor and swim workouts available (seasonal)

Certified in:

Current Trends in Performance Nutrition
Supplementation for Training or Performance
Advanced Strength Training